59 days in South Korea Itinerary

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Fly to Gimhae International Airport, Drive to Yangsan
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Yangsan
— 2 nights
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Ulsan
— 5 nights
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Gyeongju
— 4 nights
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Yeongcheon
— 3 nights
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Daegu
— 6 nights
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Tongyeong
— 2 nights
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Namhae-gun
— 3 nights
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Gwangju
— 5 nights
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Jeongeup
— 2 nights
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Cheongju
— 4 nights
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11
Seoul
— 11 nights
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Wonju
— 3 nights
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13
Yeongju
— 2 nights
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Icheon
— 3 nights
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Yangsan — 2 nights

Yangsan is a city in Gyeongsangnam-do Province, South Korea.Administrative divisionsCurrently, Yangsan is made up of 1 Eup (administrative division), 4 Myeon (administrative division), and 7 Dong. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at Yangsan Tower, see the interesting displays at Tongdosa Seongbo Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tongdosa Temple, and finally walk around Beopgi Fountainhead.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Yangsan attractions planner.

Sofia, Bulgaria to Yangsan is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Korean Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Sofia in May, things will get a bit warmer in Yangsan: highs are around 32°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ulsan.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay May 27 — 29:

Ulsan — 5 nights

Gateway to the Yeongnam Alps

A powerhouse of industry not just for South Korea but the world, Ulsan offers up a thriving metropolis dominated by trade but interspersed with some undisturbed scenery.
Ulsan is known for parks, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Ulsan Theme Botanic Garden, see the interesting displays at Ulsan Museum, take a peaceful walk through Sinbulsan Falls Recreational Forest, and admire the sheer force of Paraeso Falls.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ulsan road trip site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yangsan to Ulsan. Traveling from Yangsan in May, expect nights in Ulsan to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are cooler, around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Gyeongju.
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Parks · Nature · Museums · Beaches
Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 3:

Gyeongju — 4 nights

Museum Without Walls

One of the most popular tourist destinations in the Republic of Korea, Gyeongju combines a rich cultural heritage with mountain and coastal scenery.
Gyeongju is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bulguksa Temple, pause for some photo ops at Daereungwon Tomb Complex, contemplate the long history of Cheonmachong Tomb, and don't miss a visit to Royal Tomb of King Jinpyeong.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Gyeongju trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Ulsan to Gyeongju in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June in Gyeongju, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Yeongcheon.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 7:

Yeongcheon — 3 nights

Yeongcheon is a city in North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea.Yeongcheon is located 350 km southeast of Seoul, in the southeast of North Gyeongsang Province. Explore Yeongcheon's surroundings by going to Geumbong Recreational Forest (in Uiseong-gun) and Jusanji Pond (in Cheongsong-gun). Spend the 10th (Mon) exploring nature at Palgongsan Provincial Park. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eunhaesa Temple and delve into the mystery of Dolhalmae.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Yeongcheon travel planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gyeongju to Yeongcheon. When traveling from Gyeongju in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Yeongcheon, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Daegu.
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Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Find places to stay Jun 7 — 10:

Daegu — 6 nights

The fourth-largest city in South Korea, Daegu sprawls out across a wide, flat valley overlooked by a sacred Buddhist mountain.
Get out of town with these interesting Daegu side-trips: Upo Wetland (in Changnyeong-gun), Haeinsa (in Hapcheon-Gun) and Goryeong Daegaya Historic Site (in Goryeong-gun). The adventure continues: hunt for treasures at Seomun Market, find something for the whole family at E-World, admire the natural beauty at Daegu Arboretum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Donghwasa.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Daegu vacation maker tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yeongcheon to Daegu. June in Daegu sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. On the 16th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Tongyeong.
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Find places to stay Jun 10 — 16:

Tongyeong — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Dara Park and then trek along Mireuksan Mountain. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Windy Hill, admire the natural beauty at Oedo Botania, and then learn about all things military at Historic Park of Geoje POW Camp.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Tongyeong day trip planning tool.

Drive from Daegu to Tongyeong in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Daegu, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Tongyeong, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 22°C. On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Namhae-gun.
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Parks · Trails · Nature · Outdoors
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Find places to stay Jun 16 — 18:

Namhae-gun — 3 nights

Get out of town with these interesting Namhae-gun side-trips: Suncheon (Suncheon Bay Garden & Suncheon Open Film Set) and Jinju (Jinju National Museum & Jinjuseong).

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Namhae-gun fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by car from Tongyeong to Namhae-gun takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Gwangju.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Find places to stay Jun 18 — 21:

Gwangju — 5 nights

Gwangju is the sixth largest city in South Korea. Change things up with these side-trips from Gwangju: Boseong-gun (Hwalseong Sanseong Sanlim Yokjang & Boseong Green Tea Field Daehan Dawon) and Damyang-gun (Korea Bamboo Museum, Damyang Juknokwon, &more). Spend the 23rd (Sun) exploring nature at Mudeungsan National Park. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mudeungsan Jeungsimsa Temple, examine the collection at Gwangju National Museum, get engrossed in the history at Gwangju Folk Museum, and pause for some photo ops at 5.18 Memorial Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Gwangju trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Namhae-gun to Gwangju by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Namhae-gun in June: high temperatures in Gwangju hover around 28°C and lows are around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Jeongeup.
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Find places to stay Jun 21 — 26:

Jeongeup — 2 nights

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Jeongeup trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Gwangju to Jeongeup with the Route module. Expect little chillier evenings in Jeongeup when traveling from Gwangju in June, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cheongju.
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Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 28:

Cheongju — 4 nights

Cheongju is the capital and largest city of North Chungcheong Province in South Korea.HistoryCheongju has been an important provincial town since ancient times.During Hideyoshi's Invasions of Korea, Cheongju was the site of the Battle of Chongju, during which the Korean forces re-took the city from the Japanese forces in an important early victory.The government of the province relocated here from Chungju in 1908.The opening of the Chungbuk-line in 1926 sparked regional development. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cheongju: Boeun-gun (Songnisan National Park & Beopjusa Temple), Spavis (in Asan) and Gagwonsa Temple (in Cheonan). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Cheongnamdae, go for a walk through Sangdangsanseong Fortress, look for all kinds of wild species at Dugguhbi Saengtae Munhwagwan, and get a sense of history and politics at Chungbuk Provincial Office.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cheongju day trip website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Jeongeup to Cheongju. While traveling from Jeongeup, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cheongju, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Seoul.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
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Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 2:

Seoul — 11 nights

One of east Asia's major cultural and financial centers, Seoul boasts five World Heritage Sites and a huge selection of museums, temples, shrines, palaces, parks, gardens, and glass-and-steel skyscrapers.
Change things up with these side-trips from Seoul: Suwon (Hwaseong Fortress & Hwaseong Haenggung Palace) and Korea National Arboretum (in Pocheon). Pack the 12th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Lotte World. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace, shop like a local with Myeongdong Shopping Street, admire the natural beauty at Namsan Park, and take a stroll through Insadong.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Seoul trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Cheongju to Seoul with the Route module. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Wonju.
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Find places to stay Jul 2 — 13:

Wonju — 3 nights

Wonju is the most populous city in Gangwon province, South Korea.Wonju is a city approximately east of Seoul and the capital can be reached within 1hr 20 minutes by bus or train. Change things up with these side-trips from Wonju: Hongcheon-gun (Sutasa Temple & Vivaldi Park Ocean World). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Guryongsa Temple, don't miss a visit to Wonju Station Water Tower, see the interesting displays at Park Kyongni Literature Park, and take in the views from Wonju Sogeumsan Mountain Suspension Bridge.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Wonju online trip itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Seoul to Wonju. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Yeongju.
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Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 16:

Yeongju — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buseoksa Temple and then steep yourself in history at Sosuseowon Confucian Academy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Sobaeksan National Park Samga.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Yeongju trip builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Wonju to Yeongju. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Icheon.
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Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 19:

Icheon — 3 nights

Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Icheon: Yeoju-si (Yeongnyeongneung & Silleuksa Temple) and Anseong Namsadang Training Center (in Anseong). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Icheon holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yeongju to Icheon. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.
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Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 22:

South Korea travel guide

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Land of the Morning Calm
Though it boasts a history spanning thousands of years, South Korea ranks among the world's most urbanized and modernized countries, with nearly half of its population living in high-rises concentrated in the national capital. In this land of pristine mountain scenery, many South Korea vacations involve some form of winter sports--not surprising for the country that won the bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympics. Curious travelers wishing to get to know South Korea's heart and soul spend only a small part of their holiday in big cities like Busan and Seoul, devoting much of their attention to the tranquil countryside that seems largely untouched by the 21st century.
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